Jorgen will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Jonna (Olesen) of over 65 years. He was the proud father of Susanne (Gary Coolen) of Fall River, Stig (Jayne Lassen) of Port Elgin and Janet (Andrew Johnson) of Puslinch. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Kurt, Kaitlin, Kristian, Liam and Aodhan and great-grandchildren Brinley and Luke. He is predeceased by his parents Ellen Cecilie and Mogens Borge Lassen and sister Inger Rasmussen and survived by his brother Mogens Lassen.
Jorgen was born and raised in Denmark where he learned to be a machinist. He emigrated to Chateauguay, Quebec, in July 1966 with Jonna, Susanne and Stig and where Janet was born. He worked for a number of companies over the years such as Canadian Vickers, McGill University and Inco Mining Corp. in Sudbury. In 1970 he joined Ontario Hydro, Nuclear division and moved the family to Ontario. Jorgen worked there as a mechanical maintainer until he retired in November 1993. Jorgen was an active member of the Port Elgin Masonic Lodge and the legion for many years and in his retirement loved to play golf, travelling south in the winters and spending time with family.
Jorgen’s life will be celebrated by his immediate family.
Donations in Jorgen’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada, as expressions of sympathy.
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